Getting Data In

Can I restart Splunk DB Connect's input without restarting the Splunk service?

tearic
Engager

Hi,

From Splunk DB Connect documentation:

Run : splunk cmd python $splunk_home/etc/apps/dbx/bin/reload.py databases 
It can reload database.conf without restart Splunk.

I need to script schedule update/modify DB input conf.
Any command can run like as above, reload input.conf without restarting Splunk.

But, I found "Note: Modifying inputs.conf file stanzas outside of the DB Connect app, such as in the search app or manager context, is not supported."

Is it possible to reload inputs.conf without restarting the Splunk Service?

Thank you.

1 Solution

andykuhn
Path Finder

If you are using a unix host, try the following from /opt/splunk/bin:

splunk _internal call /services/apps/local/dbx/_reload -auth admin:$ADMINPWD

It is important to note that although some components of the app can be reloaded in this manner (databases.conf for password encryption), other components (like the java bridge server) will require a restart as per the output message from the command above:

Restart required by:

ui-prefs, authorize, java, web, ui-prefs

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andykuhn
Path Finder

If you are using a unix host, try the following from /opt/splunk/bin:

splunk _internal call /services/apps/local/dbx/_reload -auth admin:$ADMINPWD

It is important to note that although some components of the app can be reloaded in this manner (databases.conf for password encryption), other components (like the java bridge server) will require a restart as per the output message from the command above:

Restart required by:

ui-prefs, authorize, java, web, ui-prefs

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dwtung
Explorer

For DB Connect v2, I had to use this command (sudo as splunk user):

./splunk _internal call /services/apps/local/splunk_app_db_connect/_reload -auth admin:$ADMINPWD

varad_joshi
Communicator

This helped. Thank you so much.

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